Please help me revive my semi-bricked Wifi Tab
I'm not new to installing custom ROMs, I've been doing it for several years to many phones and to my Galaxy Tab P7510.
But, I'm in a spot that I haven't been able to recover, I'm hoping you can help.
Facts: Running TWRP and Infamous AOKP ROM.
Here's what happened. Last night I was using my Tab and it went black. I mean it just shut down. Turned off. So, I just power it on. It starts the boot process and I can see the boot animation for Infamous ROM. There's a spinning circle of dots during boot so I know it's booting. After about a minute or so the circle stops spinning. Not good. It's frozen. I let it sit for at least a half hour thinking I'm being patient. No go. Try several more times, same result.
Ok, time to go into TWRP and reflash the ROM. I hold the power and volume down. When the screen pops up (is this the boot loader?) I choose recovery, not download mode. I see the Infamous Logo for TWRP (Infamous has it's own branded version of TWRP) and get ready to flash. But, wait! It freezes too. It never gets into recovery. Just sits there. I try again. Same thing. I let it sit for a while and eventually it just reboots the Tab.
Ok, I figure that something in recovery or the OS has been fried. I need to do an Odin to get TWRP or CWM flashed. I boot the Tab into Download mode. I connect the TAB to my PC. The PC chirps letting me know it's connected. (I have the Samsung drivers already installed). I download CWM tar file. I then download the latest Odin, v4.44.
Now, here's where I'm stuck. Odin doesn't see a Tab connected. The Tab sits in "Downloading..." mode. I've reinstalled the Samsung drivers just to be safe. Same result.
What can I do next to fix this?